Announcing success with the Kitlope

You’ve helped us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope Conservancy.

We did it!

We have now raised the funds required to buy the Kitlope hunting tenure. You’ve helped us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope Conservancy and surrounding area. We owe a huge thanks to you, all of our donors, and everyone who has helped us to raise the $650,000 required.

Over the weekend conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier also lent their voices, and that of their organization SeaLegacy. With their help, we crossed the line at speed. We received hundreds of donations from throughout BC, across the United States and around the world with support coming from Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates!

This success is another step towards our overall goal – to buy all remaining commercial trophy hunting rights throughout the Great Bear Rainforest. Buying these rights will permanently end trophy hunting by non-residents in this vast coastal region. 

Map of the Kitlope commercial hunting tenure in the Great Bear Rainforest, BC.

With a new government set to be in place, we will now focus on protecting BC’s wolves from recreational hunting, trapping and misguided wolf culls. 

Combined these two strategies are designed to protect the habitat and lives of all coastal carnivores,  especially wolves, one of BC’s most persecuted animals.

Whether you donated, shared a post, attended an event or simply expressed your encouragement, please join us in celebrating this win and stick with us as we continue our efforts to protect all of BC’s coastal carnivores.  

With thanks from all at Raincoast.

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For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. Thanks to your generous donations, among many other accomplishments, we have been able to end commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in over 38,000 square kilometers of the Great Bear Rainforest, begin acquiring forest land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems, aid recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and establish a university research lab dedicated to applied conservation science. Strong partnerships are integral to our success.

Our efforts need to be maintained and advanced, now more than ever. As the biodiversity and climate crises collide, your support allows us to continue to make tangible conservation gains. 

Biodiversity protection is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!